TAMIL NADU

Wins VC's pat with a wonderful speech

SURPRISE: C. Thangamuthu, right, Vice-Chancellor, Bharathidasan University, who handed over a special prize to R. Charumathi. Photo: R.M. Rajarathinam

SURPRISE: C. Thangamuthu, right, Vice-Chancellor, Bharathidasan University, who handed over a special prize to R. Charumathi. Photo: R.M. Rajarathinam  



Syed Muthahar Saqaf

TIRUCHI: A surprise speaker during the recent function held at Urumu Dhanalakshmi College to inaugurate the Centre for Distance Education (CDE) unit for Concurrent MBA Programme, the speech of R. Charumathi a second year M.Com student lasted just three minutes.

Nevertheless, the small capsule of time was more than enough for her to hog the limelight. So much so that the Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University C. Thangamuthu, the chief guest on the occasion, presented her with a special gift. She opined after being invited to the stage suddenly to present her views on the concurrent programme that enables all PG students to pursue the sought after MBA programme simultaneously and secure two PG degrees in two years.

She hailed the university's decision and said the concurrent programme would go a long way in making them competent enough to notch up good jobs in the future.

The university has given the students a golden opportunity.

"In future whenever people ask you about your alma mater, don't simply say that you were a product of Bharathidasan University. But tell them that you were a product of `Super Star' Bharathidasan University," she said amidst a thunderous cheer from a galaxy of teachers and hundreds of students.

Equally deafening was the delightful roar of the audience when the Vice-Chancellor called her back as she was leaving the stage to gift her with a memento presented to him a little earlier. That the memento created the momentum was apparent when another student L. Vijay Kumar said turning to the Vice-Chancellor, "We will live upto your expectations and fulfil all your dreams, sir."

Recommended for you